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Author Guidelines

  1. The script is written in English or Bahasa Indonesia, in a single space, one column, and of 3000-6000 words. The writer must fill in the writer’s profile in OJS web containing the writer’s First, Middle, and Last name (If the writer uses only one name, fill the first name and the last name with the same name), Gender, Beginning, User Name, Password, Affiliation (University/or Institution), Email, Mail Address (affiliation address: street name, city, province and zip code), Statement of the Country and Bio (Department or Faculty). 
    1. TITLE: The title shall briefly explain the content of the script and attract academic readers. The title shall comprise 10-16 words. Use a phrase, not a sentence.
    2. ABSTRACT: Abstract is the summary of the script. It contains the objective, method, result and discussion, and conclusion of the study. Implications and recommendations could be added to the abstract. The abstract shall be 150-200 words in both English and Bahasa Indonesia. The abstract shall not contain long background information and does not have references to pictures, tables, equations, and bibliographical references to other scripts. The abstract’s language shall be short and clear. This is a summary that stands alone in a paragraph.
    3. KEYWORDS: Keywords contain important/specific words or phrases, especially in the title or abstract. But, keywords may come from the script. There are 3-5 keywords in one script.
    4. INTRODUCTION: Introduction shows what has been acknowledged from the previous studies, defines the importance of the study, and the literature study, and states the study statement. To understand what has been acknowledged from the previous studies, the introduction shall discuss relevant journals (with quotations) and summarize the present understanding of the problem found.
    5. METHOD: explains clearly how the writer carries out his/her activities. This method shall clearly describe the replicable study procedures and briefly explains how to summarize and analyze data.
    6. RESULT AND DISCUSSION: The Result objectively shows the presentation of the primary results without interpretation using text, tables, and pictures. The result shall start with the text, presenting the primary findings and referring to tables and pictures. Tables shall not be in picture and screenshot formats and certain numerical numbers, compare and contrast, and be at least 2 lines or columns. The numbers shall be clear (providing the original files as additional files in the script submission) and highlight the trends, patterns, and relationships. The result shall present how the writer ensures validity and data accuracy. The discussion shows how the writer interprets the result based on what he/she has acknowledged and explains his/her new understanding of the problem after considering the Result. Discussion shall be related to the Introduction so that it informs how this study contributes to the people and body of knowledge.
    7. CONCLUSION: Conclusion shows the answers to or clarification of the study question and the chance for future studies.
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT: The writer shall admit any sources of funds supporting his/her study and be able to acknowledge the reviewers of his/her draft.
    9. REFERENCE: a minimum reference of 15 pieces of literature, shall contain 50% of the relevant and updated main sources (journals and conferences in the last 5 years). Reference shall be written in APA style and use reference manager software (Mendeley, Zotero, etc). The APA style used to write quotations and references in the text is available at but some adjustments are needed to suit the needs. Some short guidelines as examples are stated as follows. The samples below are randomly taken from various sources and are aimed only as examples. They are not intended as commercials and promotions and as points of view or preferences of the Editorial Board.
  3. Tables and pictures in the text shall be sequentially numbered using Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc) and be written with text containing the sources of the tables and pictures. For tables, avoid using vertical lines. Pictures and tables appear in good resolution and shall not be captured/printed from screenshots.
  4. The script is based on the findings of the study, case study, or development of science in the fields of fine arts, art history, design, commercial, and other scientific scopes related to the discipline of visual communication design. The script is written in scientific language style and has not been proposed to be considered or is being reviewed or published in other scientific journals and/or media.
  5. The writer shall send his/her script to the KARYA: Journal of Education Community Service Journal web Open Journal System (OJS) Should there be any problems in sending the script, please send the screenshot through email to
  6. Script not meeting the journal format will be returned to the writer for reformating. The writer could revise and resend the script after it has been improved into an acceptable format.
  7. Plagiarism checking of the script will be carried out with a minimum similarity of 25%. After that, the script will be discretely reviewed by the writer and reviewers.
  8. A writer whose script needs revision or is refused will receive a written notification and a review/analysis/commentary form.
  9. The editor has the right to edit the script to adjust the journal format without changing the meaning and the substance/content.
  10. A writer whose script is published in KARYA: Journal of Education Community Service will receive the printed journal from this current number. Softcopy can be downloaded from the OJS KARYA: Journal of Education Community Service website (
  11. The content of the script is only the writer’s opinion. The writer is solely responsible for the information and opinion revealed in the script.
  12. The script may be presented in other media for educational purposes.
  13. There is no publication charge.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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